Volume 559 Issue 7714



News Features

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A record-breaking microscope p.334

An electron microscope has been developed that produces images at higher resolution than conventional approaches can achieve, and is suitable for studying fragile materials that can be damaged by electron beams.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-05711-y

Speciation far from the madding crowd p.341

New species of marine fishes are found to emerge at a faster rate in high-latitude oceans, which have lower densities of species, than in the species-rich tropics. Are the tropics too crowded for new species to take hold?

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-05575-2



Synchronous tropical and polar temperature evolution in the Eocene p.382

A 26-million-year record of equatorial sea surface temperatures reveals synchronous changes of tropical and polar temperatures during the Eocene epoch forced by variations in concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide, with a constant degree of polar amplification.

doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0272-2

Hot streaks in artistic, cultural, and scientific careers p.396

The career trajectories of around 30,000 artists, film directors and scientists show that individuals in each domain have ‘hot streaks’ during which their works have increased impact, despite showing no increase in productivity.

doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0315-8

Mechanism of parkin activation by PINK1 p.410

Structural mass spectrometry of full-length human parkin and a structure of the activated parkin core reveal large-scale domain rearrangements involved in activation of parkin by PINK1.

doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0224-x